Lineup

September 19, 2010

40 | PRO FOOTBALL

NFL Culture Clash

The 2010 season will be a conflict between traditionalism and showmanship—as embodied in the opening-week matchup between the staid Pats and the brash Bengals. Round 1 goes to the old guard

By Tim Layden

52 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Terrelle Pryor

He may not be elegant, but as he showed against Miami, he knows how to lead No. 2 Ohio State. That's why he will be hard to beat for the Heisman

By Austin Murphy

58 | TENNIS

The U.S. Open from Hell

In a tournament beset by heat, wind and, finally, rain, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled to the wire on a stormy Monday night at Flushing Meadow

By S.L. Price

62 | TRACK AND FIELD

Andrew Wheating

Less than six years after taking up distance running, the lanky, laid-back Vermont native has emerged as the next great American miler

By Tim Layden

66 | CHASE PREVIEW

Kurt Busch

Heading into the most wide-open NASCAR title run yet, the dark horse has the strategy to unseat Jimmie Johnson and win a second Cup title

By Lars Anderson

The Amazing Race

How Ty Cobb, Nap Lajoie, a clumsy bribe and a very cool car made the batting title chase a national obsession 100 years ago

By L. Jon Wertheim

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Departments

4 Leading Off

10 Letters

12 Scorecard

U.S. wins the worlds

20 Faces in the Crowd

22 Just My Type

Adrian Peterson on why he's the best

by Dan Patrick

26 Inside ...

Baseball

Mile-high madness

The NFL

Chicago's back attack

College Football

The ACC's bad week

Fantasy Football

Browns runner rises

88 The Vault

Leonard-Hearns I

92 Point After

A cautionary basketball tale

by Selena Roberts

ON THE COVER Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, photographed by Damian Strohmeyer

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